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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 2, 2007 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

yes there is. vbr stands for variable bit rate, that changes all the time, as the intensity of music changes - up to 320 kbps. the difference in sound quality is best heard if played on good stereo (or 5.1)

however the best thing to do is to decompress and convert mp3s of any format(64,128,192,256,320 or vbr) to wav (1240kbps) and then burn to cds. the result is awesome, deep and crystal clear sonic sound. to do that you need a good tool. i suggest sound forge, but there are many others

(~):-)

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 2, 2007 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

I have a question: is anything lost when you go from wav to mp3 and back to wav?

A year ago I seemingly made the mistake of converting most of my tunes into mp3 and know I wish that I had kept the files in WAV. I just haven't done the research on the conversion of cd's to wav and then to lossy mp3 and if they then can be returned to WAV at the same level. So does the decompression tool you mention make that switch work?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 2, 2007 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

it works both ways and nothing is lost, but i think there is a better way. just copy mp3 or wma file into another folder and convert a copy into wav. this way you can keep both mp3 and wav files and you wont have to switch anything

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 2, 2007 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: VBR and 64 kbps

thanks fireeagle!!!

that is what I have begun doing with certain downloads, which I admit is the best way to go, but I imported a fairly large cd library and had converted them to mp3 prior to doing proper research.

this is good news...outside of needing more memory, but these days that is not the same problem as it was in the past...thanks again...